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Don’t get burned

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There is a bogus tip out there where you can supposedly determine if your microwave is leaking radiation by using your cell phone. The tip goes like this: You put your cell phone in the microwave, (don’t turn the microwave on) then try to call the cell phone from...

April Fools! Phone can’t unlock car

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April Fool’s Day is a perfect time to share some of the tips that I’ve tested that are 100% bogus. It seems everyone has an idea on how to do most anything but I took the time and tested the theories. Here are a couple tested and bogus tips...

Don’t be so gullible

microwave-oven

There is a bogus tip out there where you can supposedly determine if your microwave is leaking radiation by using your cell phone. The tip goes like this: You put your cell phone in the microwave, (don’t turn the microwave on) then try to call the cell phone from...

Total recall

Your cell phone with a camera is not just a cool toy ‘ it can help you remember, too. Use it to take a picture of your car’s parking spot when you’re at the mall, or a picture of your hotel room number and the hotel, for that matter....

Hold the phone!

Recently my wife accused me of poor cell phone etiquette. After much soul searching I realized she was right. Let me share some tips on good cell phone etiquette that we can all probably work on: • Turn the volume down on your ringer. You may like the melody...

All charged up

Let’s say while you’re traveling, you check into your room and then discover you’ve forgotten your cell phone or laptop battery charger. What do you do? Simple, go to the hotel’s front desk, explain your dilemma and ask to see the lost and found box. Odds are somebody previously...

Dirty cell phone? Clean it up!

I was in a meeting and noticed someone across the table pull out a moist towelette packet. They opened the packet and used the towelette to clean their cell phone. Being the wise guy that I am, I slid my cell phone across the table. The person cleaned it...